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When It's Over

August 19, 2010
By Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.


When this is over the slaughter house will rot
And as far as bacterial infections go-
Salt will be the cause of them all.
Doctors that make discoveries will die
Along with the patients they were trying to cure.
All the infections will stars off in their worst stages
And the hurricanes will come without warning.
The schizophrenics that aren’t let into the shelters
Will probably imagine a better ending than this.

When this is over it will take more than
The hope of encouragement and
empty promises to pull us back on our feet.
We won’t be nearly half of our accomplishments
And our excuses will never be good enough.
We’ll soon see the truth in our reflections,
When the walls of makeup aren’t thick enough
To hide behind anymore. We won’t be as fascinated
By diamond rings, and gold and what not,
And it wont take harsh sunlight and years of aging
To bring our flaws to the surface.
Because we were born old and dying.

When this is over we won’t bother
To call our loved ones just for the sake
Of not saying what we don’t mean.
There will be no more space between you and I
To say what we’ve been meaning to say
And do away with what’s too heavy
For us to take to our graves.
In the end you’ll have to claw your way
Through the arrogance and the imagery
So you can find my face.
And once I’m tired of this mask
I’ll have to scrape myself raw
Just to see who I really am.


The author's comments:
This is what happened on the night I "breathed some fire into my pen."

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on Oct. 9 2010 at 4:00 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Please send me your heart in the mail; I would like to inspect it under a microscope.

Preferably by this Wednesday...


on Oct. 9 2010 at 3:59 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Wonderfully worded, my wickedly talented friend. I could barely picture your pen for the heat of it and the flames that it was engulfed by. I suppose you are a dragon, then. I was rather depressed reading this, but I loved the last four lines.

on Sep. 28 2010 at 8:33 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

If ever you read me my dear darling, please do tell me how you feel.